Idea of the origin and existence of religion
(philosophy of religion)
Essenceism strongly believes that all religions of the world were created by people. Essenceism also claims that it should be so. Many believers have the opposite views, it means that God Himself created the greatest religions. According to essenceism, this cannot be true.
First of all, in the ideal world, planned by God, no religion is needed, because God does not need intermediary institutions or organizations to communicate with His children.
Secondly, God never in his original plans took into account the origin of religion, because He did not plan the fall of man or the emergence of a fallen world.
Third, God does not interfere in the world under Satan's rule, and religions were created in this world.
We can find many other arguments, but the above presented fully allow you to realize that religions have meaning only in connection with the existence of the fallen world and the lack of direct contact between man and God.
Typically, the rise of religion is associated with our desire to establish a relationship with the unknown Heavenly Father. I am going to focus on the "human" side of particular religions.
The great founders of religion arouse our respect and seem to be authentic and credible. The same applies to some of their first apostles and disciples. They had a great desire to create a perfect world based on the certainty that God also wants it. Among the many feelings they were led by the will to make great changes in society, which most often thought differently than they did. They wanted to mobilize people to work together to restore the reality that they associated with the reality of the Creator. For example, Jesus Christ wanted to establish the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.
People of great faith knew they had a difficult task ahead of them. They were willing to sacrifice their lives for their mission. In the first place, their purpose was to explain in which world we live and to indicate how to free ourselves from this unfavorable situation. This meant, above all, the removal of evil from our reality and the restoration of the original concept of God. They defined this liberation in various terms, such as salvation, renewal, nirvana or else.
According to the analysis of essenceism, a Savior is needed for salvation, who as the Son of God will begin a new, good history of mankind. That is why the purpose of religion can be described as an action to create the right conditions for the appearance on Earth of the Son of God, treated as the Savior. It can be assumed that this is for the good of humanity.
Meanwhile, since the days of the Enlightenment, there have been philosophers, publicists and even scientists who believed that religions are the source of all evil. The truth, however, as usual with such claims, lies in the middle, because in our civilization good often mixes with evil. It happens that followers of particular religions do not even sense that they are doing something wrong.
Essenceism with its analysis enters the area where world religions most often move. This system claims that each of us should have a unique idea of God. Maybe the differences would be minimal, but they can take place because everyone "sees" God from a different angle. This is due to the theory of cognition proclaimed by essenceism.
For existing confessions, there follows a controversial conclusion that each of us can have its own unique faith and does not necessarily have to match the views expressed by official religious institutions. In each of us, an independent "church" can be created, which has only one follower - ourselves.
Therefore, for those seeking knowledge about God, essenceism gives two main facts to keep in mind.
The first of these is the fact that God does not know evil, does not know our evil world. It follows that God does not interfere in our world, He does not follow us and he does not punish us for our sins, because He simply does not know about them. For Him, we live in a kind of abyss, from which come to Him from us only those feelings that he implanted in us. He, on the part of us, can only support us with His love and wait until we return to Him. He established from the beginning that his laws and principles should lead everything he created to the state of perfection. Therefore, for us, they are a plane for reaching the maturity provided by the Creator. These laws and principles the essenceism are called Divine Providence. Based on them, guided by the Son of God and angels, we should come to perfection. We can also count on the help of people staying in a part of the spiritual world that is free of evil, or paradise.
The second fact is the knowledge of the power of human reason and at the same time our weakness, or our very low spiritual level. We are not really able to understand the functioning of the spiritual world and the point of view of God, because our level of spiritual development does not exceed the level reached by the first people in the Garden of Eden. Our further spiritual development is hampered or even blocked by the "ruler of this world", the former first-class educator, that is, Satan. It is he who controls our world to this day and prevents us from reaching the level of true children of God. In this situation, the very knowledge of such an improper state of our world is a great help. The next step after its acquisition should be independent exploration using human reason, and thus, taking into account the achievements of modern science. For it is not enough to insist in asking the Creator to pray for knowledge about Him and for the support of the spiritual world, though this is also very important. The prophets and saints did so before us, and so we can do today. This time, however, we also have the opportunity to use the achievements of the latest scientific knowledge. Such a complete understanding of the present situation will sooner or later lead to the appearance of the Savior. Then it is enough to accept Him and even help Him, not allowing the "ruler of this world" to lead to His "crucifixion" again.
Religious knowledge is needed for salvation. We know that Jesus taught His disciples for three years, that is, that He had to give them a great knowledge, only a minimal part of which was found in the Gospel. Her texts are actually huge abbreviations of his teachings, and sometimes only summary or conclusions from the heard statements. It is a pity that we are losing the opportunity to learn the teachings of Jesus on a wider scale. I think that it reached us only to the extent that His disciples were able to understand her. To this must be added another significant loss of knowledge from Jesus, because he did not manage to tell us all of it: "There is so much more I want to tell you, but you can't bear it now" (John 16:12). Knowing only a negligible part of His teachings, or rather its basic message, people have expanded it in their own way. Because we live in the world under the control of Satan, one can guess that it had a significant impact on the fate of knowledge coming from the Gospel. Of course, I do not deny the beneficial influence of a good spiritual world, especially the Holy Spirit. There is no doubt that the various denominations of Christianity, various churches and denominations, accepting its main foundation, added a huge contribution from each of the human point of view. This, in time, could have significantly distorted the message Christ wanted to communicate to us. These inaccuracies can be so significant that they weaken the message of the Son of God and foster the continuation of the fallen world. Individuals who perceive and reject these errors have practically no influence on the situation. This is because, as a rule, Satan does not allow people to threaten the structures of the fallen world that he controls, including those perpetuated by religious denominations with their various imaginary gods.
So what should various religious organizations do now? What should the clergy do? Why should there be different places of worship, churches, synagogues, mosques, etc.?
Having set myself in a certain level of knowledge that I offer in my study, I propose to ask myself the basic question: namely, which of the truths proclaimed by religions can be introduced into our daily lives?
The basic knowledge is the truth that we are eternal. This preach practically all religions and this should have a decisive influence on our way of life in human society. However, because this basic truth is not widely considered, I also add my voice to all previous efforts to let people understand that we are eternal beings. At the same time, I regret the fact that, given the enormous possibilities that religions have in most societies in the world, they have failed to fully influence their followers to seriously realize the consequences of the existence of the dimension of eternity in their lives.
I assume that each religion seeks for absolute truth and tries to set universal values for all humanity. Many of them claim that they derive their knowledge from revelations. If, as they claim, these are authentic revelations from God's inspiration, they should be the same or at least very similar to each other. The absolute truth from the Creator should be only one. Of course, people perceive it under different views and "angles". And they accept the measure of their intellect. This explains some differences, but in the case of such a fundamental truth as for example eternity in a man, they should not be significant.
If two different scientists, in two different parts of the world, without contact with each other, discover the exact same law of physics or chemistry, then this fact does not cause any negative feelings, but rather a positive feeling and a large dose of certainty that it occurred to get to know some universal law. If a scientist combines the discoveries of his predecessors and gives them in a new, more understandable form, then we treat this phenomenon very positively. Why, then, should we not adopt the same attitude when assessing religious views? Is there more egoism and envy in the world of religion? Perhaps this is because I have met with many examples of fanaticism and intolerance in my life.
Essenceism does not identify itself with any existing religion, church or denomination. Essenceism views result only from the logical analysis of the present state of our world, from the understanding of the necessity of the existence of the Causal Original Being and the desire to put it all into a universal theory. Essenceism does it so that the solutions I find will be understood by most people. That is why I analyzed the views of other people in good faith and took into account my feelings of truth after analyzing the world tendencies regarding religious beliefs. Also, and above all, I drew from my life experience, from my thoughts and knowledge about the problems of people around me. From all these spiritual experiences, I have drawn logical conclusions and made notes from them for many years. Now I present the fruits of my work.
The ultimate conclusion from my research is that humanity must create conditions for the salvation of the world, that is, the appearance of a similar situation to that of the Garden of Eden. Then we can start all over again. Again, humanity will be able to have its perfect "Adam", the Son of God, and its "Eve", or daughter of God, who will create the true beginning of humanity. For this was and is the original concept of the Creator. This is also the basic mission of all religions.
Unfortunately, we know from practice that after many thousands of years, the world's evil remains unchanged. We are struggling with it, still hoping that religions will help us to remove it. Meanwhile, the generation is passing by for generations, and the world is still bad. In this situation, the allegations of atheists about the ineffectiveness of the existing religion can be considered right.
So what can you suggest in return? Essenceism, of course, does not share the opinion of atheists about the harmfulness of religion. It is for their deep transformation that they begin to work effectively for the sake of salvation. Essenceism proposes a broad knowledge based on science, to induce religions to stop waiting for the action of God Himself and to begin cooperation with all humanity for the sake of salvation. It is about understanding the Essenceism of the Primitive Being presented in the essence and realizing its concept of the creation of the universe and humanity.
Additional knowledge about the essence of the mission is described in the chapter entitled "Idea of the Savior and the necessity of salvation".